Pressure on Slay Queens as government plans to tax selfies

From the look of things, Kenyans will soon pay a tax for almost every little thing they do.

Kenyans might soon be paying a tax for exhuming bodies, street preaching, taking photos with your smart phone and hawking food if proposed new tax plan by counties goes through.

Kenyans have been left speechless by the proposed bill will see them part with at least Sh20,000 upfront per day to preach and use lawns maintained by the county government in Siaya if the Finance Bill 2018 is approved. In Makueni, you will be needed to pay at least 100 bob to take a photo using your mobile phone.


It’s not yet clear how they’ll implement such a law but monitoring whether someone took a photo with his/her phone can be a huge challenge.

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